Contribution Of Technology In Education
Education News | May-19-2020
Technology gives us many facilities, one of them is gaining knowledge with the usage of technology nowadays we can learn and do almost anything. Contribution of technology is a matter of debate that sometimes technology affects us negatively but in hard times like we are facing currently; the positive side of technology in almost all fields is emerging rapidly.
Education is a necessity to gain knowledge and getting success in life and technology’s contribution to education always plays an important role in delivering education to all sorts and grades of students. Technology does not means games and watching videos only it also provides us e-books, learning sessions, important research data, gadgets that we can use to interact with others, etc. Classrooms are also getting smarter with the use of the latest technologies like smart boards, interactive educational content, smart gadgets like laptops, tablets, audio and visual enhancements, etc.
A pandemic caused by a virus known as the novel COVID-19 forces our Government to close all schools and colleges for an indefinite time, leaving the fate of students like us in dark. In a situation like this technology comes as a rescue for us, today technology makes us able to study without going to school.
Technology is now a part of our education system and the scope of educational technology is immense. It is the only way left now to learn without leaving the safety of us and staying inside our homes. Some sources and applications from which we can interact with our school and teachers are like Google Classroom for assignments, YouTube for Education lessons, Zoom app for live interaction and doubt clearance, and many other applications which schools are using to provide education to their students in a time of countrywide lockdown.
Technology contributes much to education and everyone should be thankful for that.
Apart from that, it is important to use educational technology; because students are provided with a lot of information in the classroom that they have to quickly grasp. This can be hard as they feel confused by the concepts. With the help of technology, students can access numerous resources present online, this encourages them to carry out research. For example with an instructional video the concepts are simplified also they can see there are various learning styles.
Some students feel bored in the classroom settings and thus having online access to courses allows them to gain qualifications that were tough earlier. Students also find it hard to get engaged in the lessons taught; therefore technology is important to hold their attention.
Advantages of Using Technology in Education
Technology is easy to use and is accessible to all that’s why it benefits the student as well as a teacher. For example, for an online quiz a teacher can get instant feedback, this eliminates the time required for a teacher to check each assignment and provide a grade. With technology the time and costs of teachers can be reduced also the students would have permanent access to information, as they can check the deadlines or email the teacher about any query that they may have at any time of the day.
With the contribution of technology in education, students can gain qualifications online and also get education through online courses provided by institutes. Learning from home without paying commuting charges or traveling to the university is a good option also for those who are working and want to pursue further education without giving up their full-time jobs. Learning remotely is revolutionary because it has made education accessible to everyone.
Teaching has been widened; it is not just a teacher standing in front of the blackboard but a lot more and is an integral part of development. It has transformed the education system and the way students learn and retain information. Therefore the role of technology in the future of education is a fundamental part that maintains the growth and progress of today’s economy.
Overall, technology is the central part of most of the sectors of society, and its integration into the education system has great opportunities for student learning. The scope of educational technology in India is huge as the students and teachers would have increased efficiency and effectiveness. It can also prompt educational change and address issues that affect learning, teaching, and social organization. Thus technology is both a tool and a catalyst for change. Students and teachers should clinch technology for the benefit and teachers should introduce technology into the classroom to improve and innovate teaching practice.
By: Vidhika Chauhan
School: HES, Sharad Vihar
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